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|Best Of Chess: Original Versions Of Songs in Cadillac Records
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The 2008 movie Cadillac Records is the story of Chess Records. The Best of Chess is the original versions of the songs used in the Cadillac Records movie starring Beyonce, Mos Def, Solange, Jeffrey Wright, Raphael Saadiq and others. Cadillac Records chronicles the history of Chess Records, the pre-eminent blues label of the 1950s and 1960s co-founded by Leonard Chess and his brother Phil. Featured songs in Cadillac Records by Etta James (played by Beyonce Knowles), Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn Walker) and more.
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2001 collection of modern guitar-based Blues including cuts from legends such as Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Bobby Bland, and John Lee Hooker, along with recent Blues stars like Stevie Ray Vaughan and his followers Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang.
A good introduction to modern guitar-based blues, Pure Blues features classics by Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Bobby Bland, and John Lee Hooker, along with recent blues stars like Stevie Ray Vaughan and his followers Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang. While attributing classic status to Susan Tedeschi's "Just Won't Burn" may chafe some purists, this comp clearly wasn't intended for the die-hard blues fanatic. But as an introduction, it illustrates the blues tradition and its influence on rock (and rock's influence on the blues) quite nicely. For fans of the Allman Brothers (whose version of Blind Willie McTell's classic "Statesboro Blues" is included) or Eric Clapton's work with Derek & the Dominos or for dad at Christmas, this would make a good gift. Also, if this manages to inspire anyone to pick up Etta James's classic Tell Mama set, the folks at UTV will have done the world a service. --Mike Johnson
|Best Of The Blues #1
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|Smooth Jazz Tribute to KEM
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Born in Nashville and raised in Detroit, American R&B singer KEM was inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder. He wrote, produced and financed his self-released debut album 'Kemistry', which sold more than 500,000 copies nationwide after being signed by Motown Records. The album s first single, Love Calls , became a hit at urban adult contemporary and smooth jazz
radio. He followed his debut release with a second album, 'Album II', which was also certified gold. Now you can hear this hard working soul singer s hits in smooth jazz style.
|Essential Chicago Blues
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|Blues Harp Boogie
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- Jazz music CD
|35 X The 35th Anniversary Of Alligator Records (2 CD)
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35 X 35 is not just another best-of compilation. Alligator founder and president Bruce Iglauer and staff chose to spotlight songs from the Alligator debut release from each featured artist. From "She's Gone" (the very first track on the very first Alligator album, 1971's Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers) to the legendary Mavis Staples' chilling "A Dying Man's Plea," 35 X 35 is effectively a chronological history of Alligator, a story told in music highlighting every style of blues and roots music the company has released. From the searing hard blues of Hound Dog Taylor, Son Seals, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor and Buddy Guy to harmonica-driven workouts from Big Walter Horton, Carey Bell, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite and William Clarke to the Gulf Coast piano blues of Professor Longhair, Katie Webster and Marcia Ball to the acoustic music of Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women and Corey Harris, it is clear that Alligator Records has been, and will remain, at the forefront of modern blues music in all of its many shades. With personal notes on each track from Iglauer in the accompanying 40-page booklet, 35 X 35 is proof of the staunchly independent label's single-minded vision for all these years: to record nothing but deeply rooted "Genuine Houserockin' Music."
Unlike many men, Alligator Records never forgets an anniversary. "The country's largest contemporary blues label," as it rightly bills itself, has released multidisc compilations celebrating its 20th, 25th, 30th, and now 35th years. For reasons that aren't entirely clear, only tracks recorded for an artist's first Alligator disc are chosen for this chronologically presented summary of music that stretches from Hound Dog Taylor's electrifying 1971 label debut to Mavis Staples's in 2004. Although the imprint made a tentative stab at reggae in the mid '80s, its roster generally upholds the "genuine houserocking music" credo Alligator has boasted as a tagline since the early days. Whether reviving the careers of blues rockers (Johnny Winter, Roy Buchanan, Lonnie Mack, Elvin Bishop) or ageing icons with plenty of gas left in their tanks (Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Katie Webster, Mavis Staples, James Cotton, Guitar Shorty) or finding new blood to carry on the traditions (Michael Burks, Corey Harris, Dave Hole, Tinsley Ellis, Shemekia Copeland), Alligator sets the standard for what an independent label can achieve. These 35 nuggets extracted from a catalog of 225 albums only begin to tell the label's story, but there's not a weak one in the lot. Founder Bruce Iglauer's intriguing and insightful liner notes for each act add depth to the tunes, making 35x35 a representative sampler that's also an exhilarating listening experience, and a fascinating overview of American roots music. --Hal Horowitz
|The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection
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|Angola Prisoners Blues
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Angola Prisoners Blues
|The Paramount Masters 1924-1932
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The Wisconsin Chair Company was established in 1888. The business expanded into timberland and sawmills. After making cabinets for the Edison Company's phonographs, they decided to make phonographs and phonograph records, under two brand names, Puritan and Paramount. In 1919, Art Satherly was put in overall charge of recording. Paramount's early releases stayed in the mainstream, with performances of the Star Spangled Banner featuring. To defray losses, they moved into the 'race' market. In the first half of the year, they leased material from the Black Swan label. J. Mayo Williams, a young black man with connections to Black Swan, convinced Paramount that they needed him to supervise their 'race' recordings. Williams was able to parlayed himself into a pivotal role within the company, creating his own empire and eclipsing Art Satherley'. Paramount was able to embark on a recovery program that brought a wealth of valuable music. Unfortunately, for many reasons, the label never succeeded as well as it might have done. That said, Paramount saw off most of its competition when it came to recording the blues that formed the greater part of its catalogue. Other labels had varying degrees of success and but ultimately went out of business or were absorbed into larger organisations. Although it had its fair share of 'classic' blues singers such as Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Trixie Smith, and the magnificent Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, the area in which Paramount held most of its riches was its comprehensive list of country blues musicians, of every sex and stripe . What this compilation seeks to do is reflect the enormous scope of country and urban blues on Paramount. It's fair to assume that most of these 100 sides sold few copies when first issued. What's indisputable more than 70 years later is the uniformly high quality of the music these men and women made before they disappeared into history's backwaters.
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